BFC thump Sporting

BFC thump Sporting

Football I league; Rooney stars for champs

BFC thump Sporting

Man of the match Sean Rooney’s double strike guided Bengaluru FC to a 3-1 win over Sporting Clube de Goa in round eight of the I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Saturday.

Bengaluru scored through Rooney (29th, 45+1) and substitute Beikhokhei Beingaichoo (85th). Sporting pulled one back through substitute Anthony Wolfe (66th).

The win takes Bengaluru FC to 13 points from eight matches while Sporting remained at the bottom with three points from seven matches.

Bengaluru looked better side in the first half as they held more of the ball possession. Their quick short passes put substained presssure on the rival defence who soaked the pressure before conceding in the 29th minute.

Following a free-kick on the left, defender Lalchhuanmawia, who received the ball, made a run and sent a cross deep into the box where Robin Singh headed it to Rooney. Rooney then gently placed the ball to the far corner of the net.

Sporting brought in Anthony Wolfe in place of Sumeet Passi.The Blues kept the pressure up and increased the lead when Rooney once again found the back of the net in the injury time before the interval. It was his shot from top of the box from a free-kick which took a deflection from the wall beating the keeper to find the far end of the post.
Wolfe scored in the 66th minute when he chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper Lalthuammawia Ralte into the net. The visitors took the match away from them when substitute Beikhokhei Beingaichho found the net in the 85th minute from close.